The late President Hage Geingob was honoured at a memorial service held in Katutura, where prominent members of society, including Kanana Hishoono, a Swapo veteran, and Senior Headman Karol Afrikaaner, paid tribute to his impactful leadership and dedication to the nation. 

Hishoono reminisced about his experiences, sharing fond memories with the late president, indicating a strong bond. 

He also spoke about his role in assisting President Geingob at the time when he left the country for a life in exile.

"I was the one who helped Geingob go into exile. When I met him in Zambia, he threw a party for me. He gave me clothes, and they were so big because he was a big man. I helped Geingob, Mbumba, and Nahas Angula go to exile."

President Geingob believed that traditional leaders should work in collaboration with the government to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens, regardless of their cultural or traditional backgrounds. 

He believed that by working together, traditional leaders and the government can create a harmonious and inclusive society where all are respected and valued.

Senior headman Karol Afrikaaner, who is also a member of the Council of Traditional Leaders, gave a tribute on behalf of the Council of Traditional Leaders.

"President Geingob was a wise and valiant leader dedicated to the preservation of democracy, customary laws, peace, unity, and the well-being of this nation. His life was characterised by an incalculable and unmeasured devotion and commitment to the service of his country and its people."

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